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financier

[fin-uh n-seer, fahy-nuh n-; British fi-nan-see-er] /ˌfɪn ənˈsɪər, ˌfaɪ nən-; British fɪˈnæn si ər/
noun
1.
a person skilled or engaged in managing large financial operations, whether public or corporate.
verb (used with object)
2.
to finance.
verb (used without object)
3.
to act as a financier.
Origin of financier
1610-1620
1610-20; < French; see finance, -ier2
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financier

/fɪˈnænsɪə; faɪ-/
noun
1.
a person who is engaged or skilled in large-scale financial operations
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Word Origin and History for financier
n.

1610s, "one concerned with finances" (especially public), from French financier (16c.), agent noun from finance (see finance (n.)). Sense of "capitalist" is first recorded 1867.

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